Of all the benefits that fostering gives children and their foster families, foster carer ‘Cindy’ says it is the joy the child brings her whole family that matters most.
Cindy is a foster carer with Challenge Community Services, who will be presenting a fostering information session on February 2.
“My foster child has been here for only a few weeks, but already I have gained so much from the experience,” Cindy said. “He has brought us so much happiness … every day is joyful for all of us.”
Cindy had wanted to be a foster carer “for over 10 years. Now all my children are teenagers, I thought the time was right,” she said.
“Our family can provide him with the opportunity to see how normal families function and the happiness a family can give.
“Something as simple as having a room of his own can mean so much. He just enjoys having his own space and being a little boy.”
Cindy said the fostering experience had been made easier with the help of Challenge Community Services. “The support Challenge has provided has been fantastic. Any questions we’ve had have been dealt with quickly,” she said. “They have really listened … and sorted any issues out in a way that suits myself and my foster child.”
Challenge Community Services will hold a foster care information session on Thursday, February 2 from 5pm to 6pm to give potential foster carers relevant information to help them make the decision.
The session will be held in the Merino Room at the Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market Street.
RSVP to Christina Lee on 8838 2700 by January 31.